View Full Version : Anyone try Java Web Start?

01-23-2006, 09:38 AM
Spoon 2.2.2-dev (http://forums.pentaho.org/archived_att/kettle/Development packages/spoon.jnlp?doc_id=5686) At first glance it appears as if Web Starting the Kettle design GUIs should be possible. Before I head off into an abyss of certificiates and JNLP descriptors I wanted to see if anyone else had considered and/or done this?

If I get it to work I'm happy to contribute/post the results. :)


01-23-2006, 10:56 AM
OK Nick,

Here is the unofficial Kettle Java Webstart Guide ;-)

- Check out the source-code or download it
- Edit Spoon.jnlp & chef.jnlp in the web directory
1) modify the codebase URL to a webserver to your liking.
2) If you want to deploy on for example Tomcat use
3) make sure all libs are included in the resources section (sorry, haven't updated this lately)

- do an "ant webstart": this will generate a kettle.war in webstart, with signing and everything.
- Deploy the kettle.war or unzip the kettle.war on your webserver at the address you specified.

That should do it.



01-23-2006, 01:23 PM
Huh... That's what I get for not digging a little deeper before posting... :) I took a quick look at the downloaded version but not the source repository.

Thanks for your response Matt. I'll have a go at it soon enough.


01-24-2006, 12:41 PM
Spoon 2.2.2-dev (http://forums.pentaho.org/archived_att/kettle/Development packages/spoon.jnlp?doc_id=5686) Nick & all,

I added 2 JNLP files to webstart Kettle to the Development packages (http://www.javaforge.com/proj/doc.do?doc_id=3701) directory in the Documents section.

It's downloading from http://www.kettle.be, couldn't get it work on Javaforge.

Direct links:

* Spoon 2.2.2-dev (http://www.javaforge.com/displayDocument/Development%20packages/spoon.jnlp?doc_id=5686)

* Chef 2.2.2-dev (http://www.javaforge.com/displayDocument/Development%20packages/chef.jnlp?doc_id=5687)



01-29-2006, 12:32 PM
I was able to start the application from the JNLP you provided below.

I have not kicked the tires in terms of local file acces, remote database access, etc. Thanks for all your help, and I'll let everyone know what issues I find (if any) with the webstart version.


05-03-2006, 03:14 AM
how can i include the plugins in my jnlp version ???

any idea ??


10-02-2012, 09:18 AM
recently got it working. Check http://jira.pentaho.com/browse/PDI-8642

10-02-2012, 10:42 AM
Thanks jchoyt!